The piece is in two scenes, but without Mr. Hilliard's name, no audience would have waited for the finale, which is meoldramatic. Mr. Hilliard strikes "the man who won the pool" for causing his wife's death. After seeing "the man" you blame Mr. Hilliard, not him. Probably Herbert Warren was cast for the part to bring Mr. Hilliard's work into sharper contrast.
Judged by the vaudeville standard, the sketch is nil; and would more properly be in the "curtain raiser" class, as a time filler only.
Variety 3:3 (03/16/1907)